WEST PAPUA NATIONAL COMMITTEE DEPUTY SHOT IN LATEST PAPUA SHOOTING
1) WEST PAPUA NATIONAL COMMITTEE DEPUTY SHOT IN LATEST PAPUA SHOOTING
Thursday, 14 June, 2012 | 18:04 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jayapura:Security conditions in the city of Abepura has worsened following this morning’s fatal shooting and rioting by hundreds involving members of the West Papua National Committee. Going by initial reports, a man, reportedly shot dead in the melee, was identified as Mako Tabuni, deputy chief of the West Papua National Committee or KNPB. The rioting on Thursday morning saw to the burning down of two shops, dozens of motorcycles and destruction of public facilities in the Perumnas III housing complex of Waena, Abepura. A car was also set ablaze. Papua police spokesman Sr. Comr. Johanes Nugroho Wacaksono said that a detailed briefing on Thursday morning’s incident in Abepura would be provided by police later in the day. Outside of Thursday morning’s fatal incident and another village attack in Wamena on June 7, there have been at least seven shootings in total – some of them fatal in Jayapura. A security guard at Cendrawasih University was killed recently and before that, a German tourist was shot and wounded on May 29. No one has been arrested for these attacks.